Four Perks of Living Sober
Regardless of whether or not you are about to begin your stay at a sober living house, are in the midst of readjusting to life while in recovery, or are about to move out of Boca House and into a home of your own, chances are you have already begun to notice some of the perks of living sober.
The good news is that you will only continue to see more benefits of getting clean, with everyday revealing yet another reason why you made the right choice to commit to living sober. For those who need that extra ounce of motivation to stay sober, check out this list from Boca House of the four perks of living sober.
1. Work. For those who had to deal with the instability of managing an addiction while trying to pay their bills, one of the biggest perks of living sober is a simple one – holding down a job. After staying at a sober living house, focusing on projects at work will be much easier; after all, you will no longer have to worry about where you are going to get your next fix from. Now that you are living sober, the days of calling out due to massive hangovers are long gone.
2. Airports. After your stay at a sober living house, you will notice that traveling is not only much easier, but also much more inexpensive. Paying ridiculous prices for drinks on airplanes and trying to find a bar to camp out at during layovers will no longer be something that you have to deal with. Instead, you will have plenty of time to explore the airport, read a new book, and do all the crossword puzzles your heart desires; who knows, you may even make new (sober) friends in the process!
3. Mood. Having a stable mood is one of the perks of living sober that everyone around you will be grateful for. Your stay at a sober living house will help you focus on the positive instead of the negative, which shouldn’t be hard to do considering that you now have so much to look forward to. Making the choice to get clean will finally give you the opportunity to look in the mirror and actually like the person who is looking back. Your newfound sense of self will ultimately follow you throughout your daily activities, guaranteeing that you wake up every day in a good mood.
4. Social Life. Most addicts can attest to the fact that their substance abuse caused them to disappear from their loved one’s life for a period of time. Now that that lifestyle is in the past, you can fully focus on living sober; just think, you will not only have a steady address where you can receive invitations for events, but you will actually be able to RSVP yes. Plus, now that you have gotten help from a sober living house, people will want to be around you more, which means you can expect plenty of invitations to trips, parties, and reunions coming your way!